MyMedicalTutor is an app with great potential and uses as a practice presentation tool. Whilst the features and cases included are excellent, the overall utility is limited due to the lack of certain specialties.
The Boston Globe is reporting today that the Rock Health, the San Francisco based health startup accelerator, will be opening up a Boston branch this Summer. The program is already accepting applications. Reportedly several Boston based entrepreneurs are already signed up as mentors, including Jason Jacobs of RunKeeper, Ben Rubin of Zeo, Erika Pabo of […]
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects people of all ages. While traditionally, spirometry has been used to study children and adults with asthma, pediatric patients were typically too young to participate. iSonea, a company that develops acoustic respiratory monitoring devices, has recently found a solution to this problem and announced the launch of a post-market study using their WheezoMeter monitoring technology. The study, called Wheeze Rate Correlation and found on clinicaltrails.org is planned for two locations in California.
Anatomy At A Glance makes a highly successful transition from paper to digital. Whilst there are one or two potential improvements, this is a decent first attempt for Wiley-Blackwell. Those looking for a digital copy of Anatomy At A Glance will not go far wrong with this app.
In anticipation of a “major overhaul to the user interface and content”, Orca Health has moved their popular patient education app series “temporarily” to the free section of the iTunes app store. While the details of the overhaul are still being kept under wraps, our friends at Orca tell us the apps will see a […]
The DHHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) announces the Now Trending Challenge for public health data mining on twitter.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has established the Healthcare Delivery Institute (HDI) with a plan to bring together engineering, science, and business to help solve the problem of delivering high quality healthcare for an aging population. It has approximately $4 million in current funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Veteran Administration’s New England Healthcare […]
By: Pascal Pfiffner [Pascal Pfiffner, MD, PhD is an post-doctoral informatics fellow at Boston Childrens Intelligent Health Lab and the lead programmer of MedCalc, a medical calculator for iOS. He recently attended a fascinating meeting of the MIT Enterprise Forum on NFC Healthcare Technologies in Cambridge and submitted this report.] Whenever a new technology emerges, […]
Surgical Logbook is a basic logbook which comes with some robust features such as statistics and export. The overall design and user interface is highly commended and the app is easy to use. There is no information given regarding the security of the logbook which is an important consideration before storing sensitive patient data.
Review of CHF Trials for iPhone and iPad, an app that demonstrates the potential of reference apps to bring difficult-to-access knowledge to the bedside.
Recently, physicians at the University of Chicago published a research letter in the Archives of Internal Medicine detailing their experience with the routine use of iPads by internal medicine residents during their regular duties. What they documented was that use of the mobile device was objectively associated with faster order entry after patient admission and the subjective assessment that it saves up to one hour per day for each resident.
Recently, Northern Devon Healthcare Trust adopted a policy and a platform that allowed non-technical employees to design their own mobile apps. The software is from British software provider NDL. The company’s awiMX toolkit is designed to allow non-technical staff to create mobile applications using a drag-and-drop interface.